The laryngeal mask--a new concept in airway management

Br J Anaesth. 1983 Aug;55(8):801-5. doi: 10.1093/bja/55.8.801.


A new type of airway is described, which may be used as an alternative to either the endotracheal tube or the face-mask with either spontaneous or positive pressure ventilation. The results of a pilot study involving 23 patients are presented and the possible merits and disadvantages of the device are discussed, bearing in mind that the study is of a preliminary nature.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anesthesia, General / instrumentation*
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Larynx*
  • Male
  • Pilot Projects
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration / instrumentation*
  • Pressure